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Move Exchange 2003 public folders to new hardware with same name

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Last Modified: 2008-07-23
I need to move Exchange 2003 to a new server. I understand that if I change the name it will be a much easier process, however I have to keep same name. I am reading this article

How to Move Exchange Server 2003 to New Hardware and Keep the Same Server Name

Currently we backup only Exchange folders data form existing server, there is mail box store but it has no user mailboxes, only SMTP, System and SystemAttendent mailboxes are there

both mailbox and public folder store files are on SAN drives that i can re-assign to new hardware

my question is do i really need to backup mailbox and public folder stores?
because 1: I will be using same SAN drives in new server
2: I will be restoring public folders data from backup

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Top Expert 2006

how is that you don't have any mailboxes on this server?
is this a dedicated public folder server?


yes it is a dedicated public folder server
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yes I am thinking of backup anyways, and since i am going to use same drives or SAN luns for new server it will be ok ,
Top Expert 2006

yes. all the best.
Top Expert 2006

you wanted a confirmation of what you are doing is correct or not. i confirmed the same to you that the process is correct and also recommeneded taking a backup.
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